Summer events

Saturday 9th July 12.00-16.00
Future fossils Mammoth plaster fossil
Parkers Piece (not the Museum)
Free family drop in

We'll be back in the Fun Lab for the Big Weekend on Parkers Piece.

What will geologists of the future find preserved in rocks that are forming today? Have a go at predicting what future fossils might look like by making your own plaster fossil.

Saturday 6th August 10.00-12.30
hand with fossil

Ask an expert and feel a fossil
Free family drop in

Bring along your geological specimens – rocks, minerals and fossils and our experts from the Sedgwick Museum will help you identify them.

Nothing to identify? Then test your own knowledge and get your hands on some specimens from the museum’s handling collection.

Wednesday 10th August 10.30 - 12.00
The adventures of Colonel Carrot

Hear about the adventures of Colonel Carrot and his vegetable knights. Storyteller Marion Leeper tells adventure stories inspired by the drawings of Charles Darwin’s children.
Free - booking opens 21 July

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



Visitors can now get up close and personal with one of the Sedgwick Museum’s most spectacular objects, our Tyrannosaurus rex skull cast.

Reuniting our important rock collections under one roof

Much of the Sedgwick Museum’s working geological collections, central to the research of many in the department and wider community, are currently housed in cramped and difficult conditions in the Atlas Building on the West Cambridge site. This building, at one time used by Shorts for the refurbishment of aircraft bombers, is a rather dilapidated former commercial unit fast approaching the end of its useful life. The newly proposed Geological Collections Store will adjoin the A.G. Brighton Building (the Sedgwick Museum’s conservation unit) and vastly improve accessibility.